Definition of Gadzooks

1. Interjection. (archaic) An expression of surprise, shock etc. ¹



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Definition of Gadzooks

1. used as a mild oath [interj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gadzooks

gadroon
gadrooned
gadrooning
gadroonings
gadroons
gads
gadsman
gadsmen
gadso
gadsos
gaduin
gadwall
gadwalls
gadzookeries
gadzookery
gadzooks (current term)
gae
gaed
gaeing
gael
gaelic
gaelscoil
gaen
gaes
gaff-headed sail
gaff-topsail
gaff-topsails
gaff rig
gaff rigs

Literary usage of Gadzooks

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1. British Theatre: Comprising Tragedies, Comedies, Operas, and Farces, from by Owen Williams (1828)
"gadzooks ! and that's the re:ison I could find it na' where alse. ... gadzooks, you m heart jump to my ..."

2. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1887)
"gadzooks," he exclaimed, using the strange idiom of the century, ... "An thon dost," replied the Sovereign, "gadzooks, thy salary shall be in arrears no ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1875)
"Sir Remuant, though somewhat of a bear by nature, prided himself on his courtly manners, when occasion called for them. " gadzooks, sir," he used to say, ..."

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